spark discharges.

these experiments reveal the interior structure of solid objects, which are placed directly over photographic emulsion in a darkroom, and bombarded with high voltages.   in the traced records of electrical arcs flooding out past the surfaces of these objects, their inner qualities and materiality is revealed.   their outer edges become pathways, and the tendrils of electricity seem to suggest the energetic flow that is a fundamental connection between all things.



… click on image to open more images …




the character of various materials, and of various solid shapes, is revealed in the patterning of sparks reaching outwards from their edges.   the ability of electrical force to pass through matter, and across boundaries, allow it to reveal the underlying flux in the transitional zones at the boundaries of form.



… click on image to open more images …







various materials are explored in the series below, from huon pine and bees wax, copper and tantalum, bound hair and carved bone, to meteorite and silicon carbide.   all of these different substances were formed into the same simple torus form, and subjected to high voltage pulses of electricity.



… click on image to open more images …













Close
Go top